Tayyeb Afridi is visiting KUT from the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan, a region that borders Afghanistan. He is on a US Pakistan Journalism Exchange through the International Center for Journalists.
From the moment I stepped off the plane, I was struck by how different everything looked – especially the way people dressed. If I were to judge Americans’ dress by Pakistan’s dress code, they would be considered nude. I saw men and women both showing their legs, arms and sometimes even midriffs. I had to remind myself, “Hey man, this isn’t rare; it’s the culture of America. That doesn’t mean that short dress should be a sign of nudity.”
I was really looking forward to a wonderful adventure of 33 days in the United States of America. The first six days flew by. It was very busy, so busy that I didn’t have a chance to think about what I had seen on my first day.